ACPO CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DATA PROTECTION

The criminal conviction data relating to three individuals and held on the police national computer should be retained for inspection only by the data controller or a data controller representing a chief officer of police, subject to the retention rules of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Code of Practice for Data Protection; the data should not be disclosed to other parties. The Information Tribunal set out the criteria to be considered when formulating future guidance or codes concerning the deletion of conviction data held on police computer systems.